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2018 WSOP main event

Cynn goes distance to win WSOP main event, $8.8M

After a final table that set records for most total hands and most heads-up hands, John Cynn defeated Tony Miles to win the 2018 World Series of Poker main event and $8.8 million.

Cynn knocks out Miles to win WSOP

John Cynn wins $8.8 million in the World Series of Poker main event after eliminating Tony Miles.


Cynn on WSOP win: 'To be standing up here is crazy'

John Cynn reacts to winning the World Series of Poker main event.


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2018 WSOP

Hellmuth pads record with 15th WSOP bracelet

Phil Hellmuth, the most prolific winner in World Series of Poker history, won his record-extending 15th gold WSOP bracelet in an adjacent ballroom to the main event.

Hellmuth rendered 'speechless' after 15th WSOP bracelet

Phil Hellmuth extends his record World Series of Poker gold bracelet total to 15.


Phil Hellmuth recounts the difficulty of his heads-up match against Steven Wolansky and battling to win his 15th career World Series of Poker bracelet.

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LeBron to the Lakers

The LeBron Effect: How The King will impact Vegas books

The Los Angeles Lakers have always gotten public backing at the sportsbooks. With LeBron James in the fold, they could see "25 percent more handle."

Handicapping LeBron in Los Angeles

Doug Kezirian breaks down the Lakers' championship odds in Vegas now that LeBron James has joined the team.


LeBron boosts Vegas odds of Lakers winning title

The Lakers, with the addition of LeBron James, are suddenly top-tier contenders to win next season's NBA championship, according to Las Vegas sportsbooks.



Liability a reason for Vegas having Lakers as a title contender

Doug Kezirian explains why the Lakers are tied for the second-best odds to win the title at several sportsbooks.


Sports betting in N.J.

N.J. governor places state's first sports bets

New Jersey governor Phil Murphy placed the first bets in the state at Monmouth Park Racetrack -- a $20 bet on Germany to win the World Cup and a $20 bet on the New Jersey Devils to win the Stanley Cup next season.

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Where, how and what you can bet on in New Jersey

Sports betting will finally be legal in New Jersey on Thursday. Where can you bet, and on what sports? What about online? Here is an FAQ.

Delaware sports betting

Delaware begins legalized sports gambling


Gov. Carney: Sports betting is 'enhancement of tourism'

Gov. John Carney is happy Delaware is the first state outside of Nevada to legalize gambling on sports.


Supreme Court strikes down sports betting law

The Supreme Court released a landmark decision by striking down a federal law prohibiting sports gambling. The ruling gives individual states the go-ahead to allow betting on sports.

Legalization of sports gambling leads to more questions


Can I gamble legally on sports now?

The Supreme Court has overturned PASPA in its decision on the New Jersey gambling case. In which states can you now bet on sports? Can you bet online? Here is an FAQ on the most pressing post-decision questions.

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How does Supreme Court decision affect gambling landscape?

Congressman Frank Pallone and ESPN investigative reporter Don Van Natta Jr. join OTL to weigh in on the legalization of sports gambling.


How are league's preparing for legal sports gambling?

Ryan Smith, David Purdum and Brian Windhorst join OTL to dissect how the Supreme Court's ruling to lift the ban on sports gambling will impact the landscape.


Musburger not surprised by sports gambling decision

Brent Musburger joins OTL to break down how legalized sports betting will affect the gambling industry in Nevada and beyond.


How could Supreme Court ruling affect Vegas?

ESPN legal analyst Ryan Smith weighs in on the ramifications for Las Vegas now that sports betting has been legalized.


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